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On top of infrastructure funds, Senator Specter is expected to ask for five times more for research from the economic recovery act.

Illumina's FY 2008 revenues also jumped 56 percent on strong product sales.

Sequencing will likely become more decentralized in the future, and new sequencing technologies and lower costs will continue to drive new research applications, according to NHGRI officials.

Funding Update: Feb 3, 2009

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Sequencing-Related NIH Grants, Nov. 4, 2008 — Feb. 2, 2009

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health's Chemical Genomics Center warn that the firefly luciferase enzyme may show enhanced activity with some compounds — potentially leading to false positive results.

Core lab facilities try to keep their customers' research competitive with high-quality data and cutting-edge tools, but budget concerns and choosing the right technology make it a balancing act. Here's how they do it.

A Whole New System

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Now in its ninth year, the experiment that was the Institute for Systems Biology has become an established research organization known for its focus on translational science.

In Pursuit of a Great Idea

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Aravinda Chakravarti is one genomics trailblazer who has always kept a keen sense of history while carving out his own path. He's also a mentor who puts ideas ahead of data.

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New research shows that scientists need to do a better job of including a wider diversity of African genomes in their analyses, STAT says.

A new paper in Science shows that men are still winning a large majority of the most sought-after NIH grants.

Nature Research and the Estée Lauder Companies are awarding efforts to encourage girls to pursue careers in the STEM fields.

In Science this week: beneficial genetic variants inherited from archaic Neanderthal and Denisovan hominins, and more.